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    how does the proximity sensor that flushes the thing get power?

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    The one's I'm familiar with (Toto) generate their own power with a small turbine. Some retrofits use a battery, but I have no experience with those.
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    Some are hardwired, also.

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    There you have all the answers...

    Toto has a battery but recharges it with a built in generator.
    Some of the others use battery power and usually are good for a couple of years, yet others are hardwired...

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    Hey Redwood - Got any feedback to offer on the Toto's? They're showing up as spec on state gov't jobs these days. Not my department, but I am curious.
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    At home you can use Legos.

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    Thanks, folks. . .I always wondered about mixing water with electronics.

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    No not really...
    Doing service only...
    I haven't done anything with them...
    I guess that says something though...

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    Default power

    Some even get their power from induced current off the building's electrical system.

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